Pittsburgh sends Jeff Locke vs Bartolo Colon in Pirates vs Athletics game
Oakland Athletics vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Oakland Athletics will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Monday in baseball action.
It's a pitching duel between Jeff Locke for the Pirates (8-1 on the year) and Bartolo Colon for Oakland (11-3 so far).
The visitors were +-110 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 5 in the National League and the Athletics at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.6 per game.
Oakland brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 1-ranked defense.
Oakland was a 10-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as -128 favorites, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 10-4 victory over Kansas City on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter A.J. Griffin.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Chicago on Sunday; it was a 4-3 final at Wrigley Field in MLB wagering action.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-1
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 1-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few Athletics at Pirates trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 9